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Fuel Filter Question

Hey guys, I just changed my fuel filters for the first time and have a question about the frame rail filter. I picked up Wix filters and the frame rail filter does not have the small neck with the O-ring around it. When I noticed the difference, I went to Napa and their filter was the same way. (In fact, it looked like Wix made it for them.)

The filter seems to fit exactly like it should, so what is the deal? Is this why the filters are cheaper than Motorcraft? Is this something I should be worried about?
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Hey guys, I just changed my fuel filters for the first time and have a question about the frame rail filter. I picked up Wix filters and the frame rail filter does not have the small neck with the O-ring around it. When I noticed the difference, I went to Napa and their filter was the same way. (In fact, it looked like Wix made it for them.)

The filter seems to fit exactly like it should, so what is the deal? Is this why the filters are cheaper than Motorcraft? Is this something I should be worried about?
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Ditto on the Motorcraft filters. I believe they have changed them so that no water bypasses the seperator. They do work. I am acutally seeing small drops of water in the fuel when I drain it every month. Not good to see the water but it is good that it is not going in the fuel system. I had never seen this before installing the new type of fuel filter.
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They did an update on the filters to better separate the water out. I am with the other guys on using only Motorcraft or Racor filters. Racor makes them for Motorcraft.

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Thanks for the information guys!
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